- Soundgarden had quite a night Monday, with the full band making a surprise appearance at Chris Cornell's Hurricane Sandy benefit after a mini-set at the Late Show With David Letterman. [Loudwire]

- Trent Reznor is turning up everywhere these days, including helping out Queens of the Stone Age on their next album. [Loudwire]

- You know all of the songs by heart. Now check out the 10 Catchiest Metal Songs. [Loudwire]

- Chris Cornell says Billy Corgan owes him $40,000 for help getting a past gig. [Loudwire]

- I See Stars are bouncing back from their Falling in Reverse tour ousting, filling the vacancy left by Suicide Silence on the 2012 Outbreak Tour after Mitch Lucker's death. [Loudwire]

- Metallica performed the song 'Escape' live for the first time and video has surfaced. [Ultimate Metallica]

- Extra! Extra! It's the 10 Best Free MP3 Downloads of 2012. [Diffuser.fm]

- Senses Fail are heading back into the studio to start recording their next album. [Rock Music Report]

- The Rolling Stones have announced another North American show, and Mick Jagger defends the ticket costs. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

- John Fogerty is putting pen to paper to write his memoir. [Ultimate Classic Rock]